Short Stories Vocab 2 Flashcards

Terms Definitions
perfunctory
routine
conical
cone-like
reiterate
repeat
placidly
calmly
promiscuous
adj. random
barren
empty; deserted
accost
to approach
Snow
Julia Alvarez
Palatable
acceptable to taste
elusive
difficult to describe
privation
lack of comfort
exorbitant
unreasonably high; excessive
Surreptitious
made by secret means
profusely
in an abundant manner
Dorris Lessing
Through the Tunnel
Sulks
to be moody, silent
infamy
n. extreme and famous wickedness
What goes in MLA formating?
Name
Teacher
Subject
Date
Evading
keeping away from or avoiding
baronial
befitting of a baron (adj)
Turret
a revolving structure on a tank
abscond
v. eave hurriedly and secretly, typically to avoid detection of or arrest for an unlawful action such as theft
assonance
The repetition of accented vowel sounds at the beginning of words in a series of words.
maud marth and new york
Gwendolyn Brooks
dynamic character
character that undergoes a change
uncongenial
adj. not pleasant because of a personality, qualities, or interests that are similar to one's own
querulous
(adj) complaining in a petulant or whining manner
Imagery
descriptive use of words and phrases that appeal to the 5 senses
"The Devil and Daniel Webster" Before Stone makes a deal with the devil, his main problem is his bad
luck
characters
the human, animal, godly, or imaginary participants in the story
Ray Bradbury
Author of All Summer in a Day
connoisseur
n. n expert judge in matters of taste
magi
a wise man from the story of christmas
verbal irony
When the words someone says is opposite to what they mean, sarcasm.
"The Lady or the Tiger?" How would describe "The Lady or the Tiger?"'s tone
ironic
developing character
a character that undergoes a permanent change in some aspect of his personality
Suzy McCarthy and Leah Hershkowitz
Protagonist of Suzy and Leah
character development
the change in the person from the beginning to the end of the story
theme
The main idea or meaning of a story. Often, this is an insight about human life revealed in a literary work.
rising action
the major part of the plot that usually presents some form of conflict
multiple point of view
a nerrative technique in which the novel's story line is told by more than one character in the plot
"The Masque of the Red Death" The narrator states that the strange party and the castle's decor are both outcomes of the Prince's
love for the bizarre
"The Devil and Daniel Webster" What is the jury's verdict?
in favor of Jabez Stone
Character, setting, plot, and theme
What are the four main elements of a short story?
constant
non-stopping
Hands
Anderson
manifested
obvious
insolently
boldly disrespectful
TBTRASM Genre
Fiction
implore
to beg
imperative
absolutely necessary
Depraved
sinful, corrupt
barrio boy
reflective/personal essay
demora en irse
lingers
destined
determined beforehand; fated
deploring
to regret, bemoan
regiments
a military unit
Impulse
a sudden wish/urge
Simultaneously
at the same time
Toni Cade Bambara
Raymonds run
insolent
boldly rude or disrespectful
imminent
adj. about to occur
intricate
complex,full of complicated detail
psyches
in this instance, souls
prudent (adj)
characterized by good judgment
To build a fire
Jack London
Stephen Crane
An Episode of War
arbitary
unreasonable; based on one's whims
Conflict
source of tension. Story problem
1.physical
2.emotional
3.mental
4.spiritual
5.ethical
symbolism
when something represents something else
narrator
someone who tells a story
Mistrust
Lack of trust or confidence
cohort
a group of people banded together
indelible
permanent, incapable of being erased or removed
tone
attitude of the author, speaker, narrator toward his subject
The Miller's Tale
Nicholas, Alison, John, Absalon
condone
to excuse, overlook an offense, usually a serious one, without criticism
The Use Of Force
William Carlos Williams
Thomas Bangs Thorp
A Piano in Arkansaw
Gala
A social event with special entertainment or performances
main characters of the necklace
Mathilde Loisel
Symbol
anything that stands for or represents something else
metaphor
a comparison between two unlike things usually using forms of the verb "to be"
falling action
events that end conflict moving ttoward resolution
The Birds themes
technology failing, government not helping, nature attacking, cold war
The Cask of the Amontillado
Edgar Allen Poe
external conflict
man vs. nature, society, man, technology
Contents of he dead mans pocket
Jack Finney
Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket
Jack Finn
Communion
a close relationship in which deep feelings are shared;
inert
having no inherent power of action, motion, or resistance (
resolution
all the problems or mysteries of the plot are unraveled.
brother carlyle tt
THeme: people make exceptions for things they love those who are similar cant see each others faults
Tone:serious
promontories
high ridges of land or rock jutting out into a body of water
Literary Devices
Tools writers often use to enhnace thier wirting
Who tells three lies before he is baptized
Harry
puce
adj. of a dark read or purple-brown color
folktale
a storyl that wa soriginally passed on from gen. to gen.from word of mouth
solicitously
adv. with an expression of care or concern
what are two kinds of conflict
external and internal
person v.s society
the values and customs by which everyone else lives are being challenged the character either comes to an ultimate end
indignity
a loss of dignity or honor; a source of such loss
the necklace, the princess and the tin box
examines materialism
laconic
adj: using or involving the use of a minimum of words; concise
horde
A large group, a mass or a croud, a moving pack of animals
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty - setting
waterbury/ main street
What type of conflict is present in The Monkey's Paw?
man vs. fate
The red headed league: Vincent Spaulding (John Clay)
criminal in the red headed league
setting of appointment with love
new york city, new york, train station
Young Goodman Brown, Nathaniel Hawthorne
A man goes into the forest into witchery (a dream) and emerges never being able to believe in the good of human kind again
3rd wish- theme ( 3 of them)
Be happy with what you have
If you love something let it be free
count your blessings
bewilderment
confusion
equity
fairness; justice
furtive
sneaky, stealthy
malcom x
1925-1965
austere
severe plain
second person:
You
deplorable
regrettable; very bad
The sniper
liam O'Flaherty
preclude
to make impossible
plot
series of events
Mending Wall"
Robert Frost
Requisite
adj. needed; necessary
all together now
persuasive essay
receding
moving back or away
The Lottery author
Shirtley Jackson
conspicuous
easily seen or noticed
araby
james joyce 1st person
The Star
Man v. Nature
avarice
extreme greed for material wealth
infinitesimal
(adj) measurably or incalculably small
omniscient
Knowing everything; having unlimited awareness or understanding.
Roald Dahl
"Lamb to the Slaughter"
Rohald Dahl
famous for childeren's literature
Author of The Overspill
Fred Chappell
"Once Upon a Time"
Nadine Gordimer
Exposition
introduces the characters, setting, and basic situation
obsequious
attempting to win favor through flattery
prelude
to make impossible, especially by taking action in advance; prevent
agile
asble to move quikly and easily
Monotonous
(adj.) unvarying in vocal inflection or pitch;
sounded in one persistent tone
3rd person omnisint
stream of consciousness
inside all
A&P
By: John Updike
Characters: 3 girls, Sammy, Stokesie, Lengel
Plot: Three girls walk into a grocery store, Sammy watches them. Lengel sees them and makes them leave. Sammy quits.
Theme: Making bad choices can have bad outcomes
flashback
method of presenting material that occurred before the story's present
disconsolate
so unhappy that nothing can comfort; hopeless and depressed
short story
an account of a single incident/experience reflecting upon human nature, human feelings, and the human condition that usually takes place over a short period of time and involves only a few characters
credence
acceptance based on the degree to which something is believable
Chris Waters
"How I Met My Husband" *antagonist
'Player,' mysterious pilot
The Lottery (Point of View)
3rd person Objective
Jesuit
member of the the Roman Catholic Church and is involved in missionaries
staccato
adj. shortened or detached when played or sung
The Catbird Seat
James Thurber
Power of Appearance
quarry
n. the object of a hung; prey
dissuade
to deter by advice or persuasion; persuade not to do something (often fol. by from):
in addition
besides; something extra on top of that
prostrate
adj - lying stretched out on the ground with one's face downward, traumatized
elixir
n. a magical or medicinal potion; a cure-all remedy
Lilia
10 years old, Mr. Pirzanda comes over to eat and watch TV, Mr. Pirzanda gives her candy every day and she keeps it in her grandmothers box next to her bed, every night she eats a piece of the candy as a prayer for Mr. Pirzanda's family who is still in India
Hazel
mom, not very smart so not much handicap, sympathetic towards husband, forgets why she cried after Harrison died
characterization
the way an author presents a character and reveals character traits - by - what a character says - what a character thinks - what a character does - how a character responds to other characters
situational irony
the opposite happens from what you expect
chronological
places events in order of time from first to last
signify
to show or make known, as by wonders or signs
profusion
n - an abundance or large quantity of something
The Birthmark By: Nathanial Hawthorn
Alymer and his wife Goregiana
endeavors
to exert one self to do or effect something
I Died for Beauty
talk between rooms; truth & beauty
right of passage
the main character, usually a child or adolescent undergoes an experience
The Ransom of Red Chief
Expect the Unexpected and plan ahead
The residents turn against Les Goodman because they(The Monsters are Due on Maple Street)
distrust anyone who is different
god like perspective point of view
the narrator knows the character feeling and knows and sees the character
title, changing of the main character, statements about people or life symbol
how can you find the theme?
What is the foreshadowing of The Monkey's Paw?
Morris tells his wish of the paw
At what point in the story do the narrators preception on blind ppl change?
towards the end when they start to bond
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